Eamonn Kelly is set to become the new Offaly hurling manager, taking over from Brian Whelahan.
he Tipperary man resigned as Kerry hurling manager last month having guided the Kingdom into Division 1B and as far as the Liam MacCarthy Cup Championship
Kelly was forced to quit citing travel pressures as his main reason for not continuing with Kerry.
His name was immediately linked with Offaly, once Whelahan stood down.
Former Tipperary manager, Liam Sheedy chaired the committed charge with finding a new manager and they have recommended Kelly, whose name will go before the Offaly County Board for ratification next Tuesday.
Offaly will be in the ‘round robin’ section of the Leinster championship next year, having lost to Laois in the quarter-final this year.